eBay is Like Training Wheels for Your Business Career

Don’t know anything about business? What better way to get acclimated to the business world than to start one of your very own?

But what about all the risk, up front cost, legal protection and marketing know-how that’s required to get a business off the ground?

While there’s nothing wrong with starting a business of any kind even when you don’t have any experience (which I actually encourage), a great way to go is to start with an eBay business.

Think about it… With eBay there is very little up front cost to get started, you don’t need to be a marketing genius (because eBay spends millions to bring buyers to you), and you can operate on any scale you like – selling anywhere from 1 item a month to 1,000 items a day.

I’m such a big advocate of this strategy, because it’s how I discovered my passion for entrepreneurship.

My eBay business (at least the beginning of it anyway) was kind of an accident. I became curious about the possibility and pursued it, and from there I was determined to make it work.

At the end of my first official year I had sold nearly $500,000 in products. Soon after, my entrepreneurial curiosity extended beyond eBay.

I wrote a book.

I created software for eBay sellers.

I co-founded an organization for entrepreneurs.

I’ve started writing a movie.

I invested in a clothing company.

And the list continues. And it will expand with each day that passes. After all, I’m only 23 years old.

eBay is a great place to start, and a great place to run a business. But what’s even better, is that your possibilities are unlimited. There is nothing you can’t do, if you believe it to be true, and are willing to take the steps necessary to turn your vision into reality.

Dream big, love your life and go for it!

Corey Kossack is one of eBay’s “Top Sellers” through his eBay store, Koss DVD. He is also author of eBay Millionaire or Bust and creator of ProfitBuilderSoftware.com, an online software tool designed to reduce eBay fees and maximize profits for eBay sellers.

Previous Article

Apple's new iPhone

Next Article

Home Based Franchising

Related Posts
home-based businesses
Read More

The Value of Home-Based Businesses to Economic Recovery

The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded. The key to meeting that challenge is to appreciate the civic and economic value of an overlooked resource: home-based businesses. There are about 16 million home-based...
Read More

Business Entity Types Affect Financing Options

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make for your new business is to determine a business entity type. While the topic may seem daunting for new entrepreneurs, establishing a business entity early on is vital because the structure you choose will have financial and legal implications for your business. One of the...
Read More

A Q&A with Ryan Close of Bartesian: Creating and Marketing a Game Changer

Bartesian started as a dream for Ryan Close. But in just a few years, his cocktail company had 975% year-over-year growth and more than $50 million in sales. The business is a media darling and has been featured in such publications as Forbes, Esquire, People and others. And not just every product lands on Oprah's...
Read More

Don’t Quit and Other Lessons from a Wantrepreneur Turned Entrepreneur

I’ve tried many businesses and side hustles over the past 15 years. I’ve mowed lawns, was a DJ at weddings, negotiated real estate deals, started an e-commerce business, and many others. Some of those endeavors made me money, but others didn’t. Now I have a successful digital marketing agency. People often ask me how I...